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Callison names retail addition

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Seattle — Retail design firm Callison said Tuesday it has added Shawn Rush as associate principal in the company’s Seattle office.

Rush, a LEED AP, will focus on business development in the Global Retail studio, which includes national accounts and workplace interiors. Her role also consists of identifying developing trends and targeting market opportunities for Callison’s domestic offices.

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Macy’s to build new fulfillment center to support online growth

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Cincinnati -Macy’s announced it plans to build a major new fulfillment center near Martinsburg in Berkeley County, W.V., to support the continued growth of its online business. The site is located about 80 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.

Construction on the 1.3 million-square-foot facility is expected to begin in spring 2011, with operations beginning in April 2012 and order shipments beginning in summer 2012.

“In the first 10 months of fiscal 2010, our online sales were up by about 29 percent compared with the same period last year. This is on top of growth of about 20 percent in 2009,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Macy’s. “The new Martinsburg fulfillment center will represent a significant expansion of our online capacity, and will be used in particular to prepare and ship orders to macys.com customers in Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. This center will include the very latest material handling equipment and warehouse management systems so we can fill orders quickly and efficiently.”

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Uniqlo may open 200 stores in the U.S. by 2020

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Yamaguchi City, Japan — Fast Retailing Co. said Friday it aims to open at least 200 Uniqlo stores in the U.S. by 2020.

Asia’s largest clothing chain said it seeks to raise sales sixfold in a decade.

“The United States is one of the most important markets for us,” Shin Odake, CEO of Uniqlo’s U.S. unit, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “We want to become the number one retailer in the world.”

Fast Retailing, which plans to open its second U.S. store on New York’s Fifth Avenue next year, aims to reach $60 billion in revenue by 2020. The company said it is considering opening stores in other major cities including San Francisco, Chicago and Boston.

Fast Retailing will add 44 Uniqlo stores overseas and 36 in Japan in the 12 months to August, bringing the total to 1,024, the company said. The company has said it aims to boost the tally to 4,000 by 2020.

Uniqlo’s sole U.S. store is located in New York’s Soho district.

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